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Madison, WI, United States | Member Since 2011

  • 6 reviews
  • 81 ratings
  • 377 titles in library
  • 22 purchased in 2015

  • The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By John Joseph Adams (editor), Robert J. Sawyer, Christopher Roden, and others
    • Narrated By Simon Vance, Anne Flosnik

    A modern short story collection featuring the great detective.

    A User says: "Improbable and Incredible."
    "Simply Brilliant Writing"

    I was skeptical at first, but I was hooked after the american stopped talking and the Brit started reading about Sherlock Holmes and Cthulhu. Such brilliant stories!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Viking's Sacrifice

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Julia Knight
    • Narrated By Amanda Cobb

    Viking raiders destroyed Wilda's home. She witnessed the murder of her mother and would have been killed herself if it weren't for the Viking boy Einar, who saved her from his ruthless brother. The blood and murder left Wilda cold and shorn of feeling.

    Ayodele says: ""Lord have mercy, you're a cold one!!!""
    "Compelling tale brought to lif amazing narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Viking's Sacrifice to be better than the print version?

    By and large I tend to enjoy the print versions of books more than the audio edition. That's because I hit a slew of bad narrators. For example David Eagleman's reading of

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • American Gods

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    For the three years Shadow spent in prison, all he wanted was to get back to the loving arms of his wife and stay out of trouble for the rest of his life. But days before his release, he learns that his wife has been killed in an accident, and his world becomes a colder place.

    Joseph says: "Amazing, powerful book about America."
    "Neil Gaiman does it again"

    I was skeptical at first, but I really enjoyed this story. I also really like the fact that it Shadow spent a good deal of time in the midwest. That was a nice surprise. Also the way that the gods worked was quite impress.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sh-t My Dad Says

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Justin Halpern
    • Narrated By Sean Schemmel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, 28-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his 73-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is “like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair,” has never minced words, and when Justin moved back home, he began to record all the ridiculous things his dad said to him.

    Michael says: "Really Funny! Should Be Up for an Audie Award"
    "Simply Brilliant"

    I loved this book. I read it first and then decided to buy it so my dad, brothers and I could listen to it on our road trip. We laughed so hard and made for great conversation about our childhood with him. Sean Schemmel is wonderful with the voices. Simply brilliant.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 14 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris

    If you are driving, pull over. If you are at work, close your door, unless you don't mind your colleagues seeing you doubled over, in tears, on your office floor. With this recording, taped before a delirious sold out audience at Carnegie Hall, you are there as David Sedaris performs new stories from his upcoming book. A parrot who mimics an ice maker, lovers quarreling over a rubber hand, and a Santa Claus who moonlights from his job as bishop of Turkey, the cast of characters is like no other.

    Richard says: "Material that exists on other books."
    "He does it again!"

    I was driving cross country for Thanksgiving, so I decided to put on some David Sedaris. What a horrible idea. I was laughing so hard I began tearing up. I had to pull over to the side of the road before I caused an accident.
    My point is David Sedaris is just amazing, but listening to his audio book and driving is the equivalent to having four shots of whiskey and then hopping in behind the wheel. So just don't do it! Listen him at home or in the gym. Just not while you are driving.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • More Information Than You Require

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By John Hodgman
    • Narrated By John Hodgman

    Welcome to the paperless (or "audiobook") edition of More Information Than You Require, a further compendium of COMPLETE WORLD KNOWLEDGE assembled and illumined by John Hodgman, a Famous Minor Television Personality. It contains all of the half-truths, fake trivia, amazing made-up facts, and molemanic lore as the paper edition, narrated here by Resident Expert John Hodgman, occasionally interrupted by this veritable extravaganza of illustrious and sometimes presumptuous guests.

    Bobby says: "John Hodgman"
    "This book is certainly no "Going Rogue""

    ... Thank god it's not. This audio book is so funny. I enjoy the quick random humor. If you do not understand deadpan, sarcastic, witty humor then this book is not for you. If you enjoy NPR, This American Life, The Onion, the daily show, Found Magazine or if you simply enjoy watching Sarah Palin speak (merely for ironic purposes of course) then this is the book for you.
    There are a couple points where it is a little dry, but honestly I was laughing so loud I had to shut my office door. Really this book is the way to go.
    For those of you who don't quite understand what this book is about let me lay it out very simply, it's a book about lies. Do not take it seriously! He made up all the facts. So if you want to hear some really funny "mostly lies" then this is the way to go.

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful

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